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    Default Model Engineering Workshop

    In the latest MEW 266, there are some intersting projects, including making Anti Vibrating Feet, useful lathe Modifications, plus other useful ideas.
    Next month is supposed to be an article on building a versatile bench oven for curing and heat treatment.
    Can continue on with updates, if anyone is interested.
    Hope this helps someone.
    Kryn
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    Gday Kryn,

    I am interested in all of those topics.

    We don't see that particular mag on the shelves up here anymore. When it was here it was more expensive than other overseas mags anyway.

    I may be forced to into going online and get the good oil that way. I was never a fan of e mags, I cant drag the iMac over to the workshop.

    Grahame

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    Hi Grahame PM sent.
    To grow old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

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    I had a subscription awhile back, but the articles seemed to stagnate and I let it run out. I still read them every now and then.

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    Those articles in MEW 266 sound interesting. I did download and print many of the earlier articles when I had the subscription . The newsagents here did have it at one time, not sure now. Was dissapointed with the later issues , disillusioned and didn't renew

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    Every now and then Magzter runs a special on their Gold package.

    $50 gets you 12 months access to electronic MEW and ME and approx 3000 other magazines. You can "share" the subscription with 4 other users. So that would be $10 each.

    Included in the 3000 are a few woodwork and railway magazines , health and fitness mags, and various computer/internet magazines.

    Worth a look.

    Bill

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    How good is the viewer? Ive found the mew online is sometimes a bit hard to read.



    Russ

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    Quote Originally Posted by steamingbill View Post
    Every now and then Magzter runs a special on their Gold package. Bill
    Does Magzter allow the printing of articles or do you have to resort to the 'Print Screen' key ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by russ57 View Post
    How good is the viewer? Ive found the mew online is sometimes a bit hard to read.

    Russ
    2 different viewers

    1. Android for Tablets and Phones
    2. Desktop PC Windows based

    I prefer Android viewer, as my Tablet has a decent screen with finer resolution than the old TV I have connnected to the desktop - maybe if you have a modern computer monitor or a modern TV the resolution might be as good as a decent Tablet ? I don't know enough to give an answer. On both of them you can zoom in a long way to "magnify" things.

    I have never had any problems or concerns about the viability of the text/drawings/photos on either system.

    Magzter help desk has told me that the system is optimised for Tablets and I can see that there is a bit more functionality on the Tablet and its easier to use.

    Quote Originally Posted by morrisman View Post
    Does Magzter allow the printing of articles or do you have to resort to the 'Print Screen' key ?
    There is no print button. Would have to be screenshots. I simply take the tablet into the shed.

    Personally I have always felt Magzter Gold to be extraordinary good value there would be approx 8 magazines that I regularly look at. That is easily $50+ per month in hard copy. There is a lot of repetition in the 3000 ie same magazine but different country version. I think you can browse the 3000 without buying in order to get an idea of the selection available.

    Off to make some swarf in my cold cold shed.

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grahame Collins View Post
    Gday Kryn,

    I am interested in all of those topics.

    We don't see that particular mag on the shelves up here anymore. When it was here it was more expensive than other overseas mags anyway.

    I may be forced to into going online and get the good oil that way. I was never a fan of e mags, I cant drag the iMac over to the workshop.

    Grahame
    Grahame taking the Digital subscription isn't worth it they are ripping people off the App is as useless as using a fork for picking up water. 3 App updates and everytime it means you loose every downloaded magazine and unless you go online and re-download every single one you can not access them GRRRRRRRRRR If you have the saved to ext storage the App can not retrieve them when you do a clean install this doesn't matter if its PC, Tablet etc etc.

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    Thank you Wheelingaround,
    Your warning is very timely indeed. Last night I was I was on the verge of paying for a subscription but got distracted.

    Like others, I didn't appreciate magazine content that was too far from what the magazine description was about.For instance motorcycle related engineering for one.

    It was one of the reasons I stopped buying it at the newsagents.

    Thanks
    Grahame

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    Hi Guys, there is a lot of garbage in amonst it all, but one can gleam ideas to be utilised elsewhere. The current issue has an article about building a steam engine, not a scaled model, but the full sized one. It goes on about machinery required, small lathes mills etc. are used for most of it, large items are sent out to contractors who have the machines and skills to operate them
    I still prefer the hard copy, I always fear that the electronic saving ideas, whatever they be, can be corrupted, or lost all together.
    Easy to take to the shed, I don't have to worry about spilling coffee on it, unlike I thingy's.
    Kryn
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    I have to agree with Kryn ME & MEW are both top magazines. I subscribe to both in both forms print & digital, the latter taken out so as to gain access to the forums digital archive not available with print only.

    The app problems are across the full range of Pocketmags Magzta and both individual ME & MEW app. The app is flawed in so much as it still uses Flash Player and that any update does not locate any past downloads. I have 6 yrs worth of MEW.

    Yes at times both mags have long winded issue articles, articles on stuff only some are interested in much like on forums.

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    I managed to find a copy of MEW on CD, I have copies of issues 1-180 I think it is. Biggest problem is to find the time to read them.
    I agree Ray, that some of the articles are long winded, one in fact goes for nearly a year, Building a Stepperhead Lathe, could almost be made into a book form. Still for what I like and need, these are small inconveniences, I just don't read or look at them.
    Kryn
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    Default MEW Issue 267 articles.

    In issue 267, there is a Bandsaw drip lubricator, a High Speed engraving attachment for CNC, and an article on how to restore a worn lathe chuck.
    Plus upgrades for a CO baby, accessories for Unimat SL1000. Some interesting articles in there.
    Kryn
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